Since my sweet husband can’t have dairy of any kind without getting very sick (read more about that here), I love researching and coming up with dairy-free recipes he can enjoy. He loves sweets more than anything, so I enjoy making his favorites into a version he can have.
When I saw these cookbook, I was curious to try out some of the recipes for my husband.
“This beautiful and inspiring recipe collection helps you incorporate nature’s perfect superfood—the coconut—into your everyday cooking. From tangy coconut yogurt for breakfast to creamy coconut curry for dinner, The Whole Coconut Cookbook showcases infinite ways to enjoy this nutrition-packed fruit.
With all of their creamy goodness and adaptability, coconuts are an indispensable ingredient in many recipes, from smoothies and curries to cakes and salads. Moreover, they are an incredible superfood, providing essential nutrients and healthy fats in recipes that are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. In The Whole Coconut Cookbook, this amazing fruit is celebrated in all its glory, from the familiar coconut water, coconut oil, and sugar, to creamy coconut milk and coconut aminos. These ingredients shine in delicious recipes like Coconut, Ginger, and Cilantro Mussels; Coconut Sesame Noodles with Baby Bok Choy and Tamarind Dressing; Spicy Coconut Chips; and Coconut Orange Cookies. With a primer on the different parts of the fruit and a guide for using fresh coconuts at home, this beautiful book is perfect for anyone looking to incorporate this nutritional powerhouse into their every day home cooking.”
I was excited to see the different options this book had including, breakfast dishes, main courses, salads and sides , snacks , drinks , and desserts. It is always nice to have a variety of recipe genres in a cookbook.
Coconut is such a great choice for dairy-free cooking and baking and it is interesting to see how other cooks put the combination of flavors together. I tried out a couple of recipes and some of the drink recipes. My husband liked the hot chocolate pretty good and it was fairly simple to make.
All of the dishes were wholesome and healthy too which I always appreciate!
The other recipes look really delicious, but the one thing I didn’t like was the types of ingredients many of the dishes contained. Many of them are hard to find at a regular grocery store.
When I bake, I like it to be simple and similar to the regular version of things. My husband eats dairy-free out of necessity, so he just wants something to taste like the real deal. Many people like my dairy-free recipes because they don’t contain strange, unknown ingredients, or a huge list of ingredients. I like to keep it normal and simple.
If you love coconut and the taste of it, you will probably enjoy this cookbook!
“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”
Have you tried any new cookbooks lately?